The First Grade and League Tag teams have been training since late January in preparation for the upcoming 2018 season. Steve Taylor who is no stranger to the club will captain/coach the men in his third year in Goannas colours whereas Wayne Holz will take control of the League Tag women. Training is at Lawson Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm and all new players are welcome.
Trial games Saturday March 17:
On Saturday March 17 at Lawson Park we will be hosting the following trial games:
1.00pm League Tag – Grenfell Girlannas v Forbes Magpies
2.30pm Youth League – North Canberra Bears v Forbes Magpies under 18s
4.00pm Masters (over 35s) – Grenfell Dinosaurs v South Tuggeranong Knights
5.00pm First Grade – Grenfell Goannas v North Canberra Bears
The canteen will be in full operation and ground entry is free.
Western Challenge league tag carnival: Our League Tag team will be heading over to Canowindra this Sunday to compete in a gala day that will involve 22 teams. The Girlannas first match will be at 10am against the Cowra Magpies followed by pool matches against Orange Hawks 11am, Portland Colts 12.20pm, and the Trundle Boomers at 1.20pm. The Final is set down for 4.00pm and good luck to our girls.
Other important dates:
Saturday March 24 – Woodbridge Cup Tens (Men) at Manildra.
Saturday April 7– Season launch at the Bowling Club featuring jumper auction/Calcutta for the first try scorer at home games. The auction will be for both First Grade and League Tag teams.
Sunday April 8 – Start of the Woodbridge Cup with Grenfell having the bye.
Sunday April 15 – away to Condobolin
Sunday April 22 – away to Manildra
Sunday April 29 – first home game for the season against Canowindra.
Women’s tackle rugby league: Last Sunday at Lawson Park the Woodbridge Cup Women’s U18s (9 a-side) and opens took on their Group 10 counterparts in full contact tackle rugby league. A good crowd turned up to see two entertaining games of footy in what where tough conditions for the players due to the mercury hitting 34 degrees. The U18s Woodbridge girls came away with an impressive 32-10 win with all three Grenfell representatives Isabelle Holz, Bridget Baker and Breanna Anderson acquitting themselves well with the latter crossing the stripe for a try. In the opens game Caitlin Dixon didn’t take a backward step against an experienced Group 10 team and all the Woodbridge Cup girls tried hard and were far from disgraced in going down 50 to nil. This Saturday both Woodbridge Cup teams travel to Manildra to take on Group 11.